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  • NATO suspends cooperation with Russia over Ukraine crisis 02-04-2014 07:40 AM

    Brussels: NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea, and ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defences and reassure nervous Eastern European countries. Foreign ministers from the 28-nation, US-led alliance were meeting for the first time since the Russian...
  • Putin formally gets Crimea; Ukraine, EU sign deal 21-03-2014 07:42 PM

    President Vladimir Putin completed his annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing the Black Sea peninsula into Russia just as Ukraine itself sealed a deal pulling the country closer into Europe's orbit. Putin said he saw no need to further retaliate against US sanctions, a newly conciliatory tone apparently aiming to...
  • EU's $15 billion aid to Ukraine, outlines ways to escape global rift 05-03-2014 11:44 PM

    Paris: The building blocks of a possible diplomatic solution in Ukraine emerged on Wednesday as top Russian and Western officials tried to defuse one of Europe's worst crises since the Cold War. The European Union prepared a $15 billion aid package for Ukraine, and European and Ukrainian diplomats outlined ways...
  • Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war' 02-03-2014 09:44 PM

    Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade, creating the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. "This is not a threat: this is actually the declaration of war to my country," said Ukraine's Prime Minister...
  • Mercury dips in Rajasthan, Mount Abu shivers at 3 degree Celsius 02-03-2014 06:25 PM

    After continuous rains and hailstorm in some parts of the state in last three days, mercury again dipped by three to four degree Celsius as Mount Abu shivered at 3 degree Celsius, MeT department said on Sunday. Mercury plummeted by three to four degree Celsius at many places in north...
  • Ukraine mobilizes for war, calls up reserves 02-03-2014 05:08 PM

    Kiev: Ukraine mobilized on Sunday for war and called up its reserves, after Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to invade in the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. Ukraine's security council ordered the general staff to immediately put all armed forces on highest alert, the...
  • Ukraine cites Russian troop movements as Crimea sliding from its grasp 01-03-2014 07:37 PM

    Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of extra troops to Crimea and placed its military in the area on high alert as the Black Sea peninsula appeared to slip beyond Kiev's control. Russia's RIA news agency said pro-Russian authorities in the region, which has an ethnic Russian majority,...
  • Heavy rains bring down the mercury by 3 degrees Celsius 22-02-2014 12:00 PM

    Residents of the Uttar Pradesh capital woke up to heavy rains on Saturday that brought down the temperature. The maximum temperature tumbled by three degrees to settle at 23.9 degrees Celsius. Regional Met Office director J.P. Gupta told IANS that the city and some parts of eastern and western Uttar...
  • Mercury dips in several parts of Rajasthan, Mount Abu freezes at 2.4 degree Celsius 16-02-2014 06:55 PM

    Night temperatures fell markedly in several districts in Rajasthan as biting cold waves gave no respite to residents. Mount Abu was recorded as the coldest place with registering a minimum of 2.4 degrees Celsius, 2 degrees down from the previous night, according to MeT office in Jaipur. SriGanganagar, Pilani, Churu,...
  • Snowfall, rain bring down temperatures in Uttarakhand 15-02-2014 06:37 PM

    Icy winds swept Uttarakhand on Saturday intensifying cold conditions as snowfall continued in hill districts and moderate showers lashed most parts of Uttarakhand with Tehri and Mukteshwar recording sub-zero temperatures. The higher reaches of hill districts of Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Tehri and Nainital received snowfall for the second consecutive day with...
  • No respite from cold in North India, heavy snowfall in Shimla 15-02-2014 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: There is no respite from the cold in North India. After heavy snowfall in Shimla, highways and roads in many parts of Himachal Pradesh were blocked on Friday. The minimum temperature in Shimla was 1 degree Celsius and in Manali was minus 1 degree Celsius. Met officials said...
  • Muzaffarnagar shivers at 1.9 degrees C as mercury dips in UP 13-02-2014 05:46 PM

    The minimum temperatures dropped across Uttar Pradesh on Thursday withMuzaffarnagar being the coldest at 1.9 degrees Celsius. MeT office said that night temperature appreciably fell in Gorakhpur division; fell in Varanasi,Faizabad, Kanpur, Meerut and changed little in the remaining divisions of the state. They were markedly below normal in Faizabad,...
  • Mercury dips again, Sri Ganganagar coldest at 3.7 degrees Celsius 13-02-2014 05:39 PM

    Cold wave conditions on Thursday revived in the northern region of Rajasthan, whereSri Ganganagar recorded a minimum temperature of 3.7 degrees C, the MeT said. Mercury dipped by one to three degrees C at many places in border districts of the state, including Churu which recorded 4.4 deg C, while...
  • Mumbai: 20 admitted to hospital after gas leak at cold storage unit 10-02-2014 09:43 AM

    Mumbai: There has been a gas leak at a cold storage unit in the Turbhe area of Navi Mumbai. Twenty people have been admitted to Navi Mumbai's Municipal Corporation hospital. Two of the 20 hospitalised people are in the ICU. More details are awaited. ...
  • Night temperature drops in Rajasthan; Churu coldest at 4.3 degree Celsius 09-02-2014 05:10 PM

    Night temperatures dropped by a few notches in parts of Rajasthan where Churu recorded as the coldest place at a minimum of 4.3 degree Celsius. Sriganganagar recorded a minimum of 4.7 degrees C whereas Pilani, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Barmer recorded low of 5.3, 5.5, 7.5, 9 and 9.1 degrees...
  • Heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand; winter chill returns in UP 08-02-2014 01:28 PM

    With heavy snowfall in neighbouring Uttarakhand, the Met Office said on Saturday the winter chill might return in Uttar Pradesh for a brief period. It has been snowing in Badrinath, Joshimath, Hemkunt Sahib, Auli of the hill state Uttarakhand for the last two days, and the weatherman said the temperatures...
  • Cold conditions abate in Rajasthan; Mount Abu coldest at 5 degree Celsius 02-02-2014 06:17 PM

    Cold wave conditions abated in Rajasthan as mercury rose by one to three degrees at most places in the state during the night. Minimum temperatures varied between 8.9 degree Celsius and 15 degree Celsius at most places including Churu, Ganganagar, Jaipur, Kota, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Barmer, a...
  • Cold day in some areas, fog in most places in Uttar Pradesh 30-01-2014 07:29 PM

    Cold day conditions prevailed at some places in Uttar Pradesh where the weather remained mainly dry. Dense to moderate fog occurred at most places in the state, according to the MeT office. Night temperatures fell in the Bareilly and Meerut divisions and changed little in the remaining divisions of the...
  • Brutal cold shuts schools, delays travel in US Midwest 28-01-2014 08:40 AM

    Bitter cold and high winds from the arctic pushed wind chills to dangerous levels across the US upper Midwest on Monday, forcing officials to close schools and slowing public transit and river traffic. A winter storm system is forecast to move through the US South on Tuesday, bringing snow, freezing...
  • Brutal cold returns to midwest for extended stay 27-01-2014 11:29 AM

    A persistent weather pattern driving bitterly cold air south out of the Arctic will cause temperatures from Minnesota to Kentucky to plummet on Monday, turning this winter into one of the coldest on record in some areas. For about 2 1/2 days, actual temperatures will range from the teens to...
  • Foggy morning in Rajasthan disrupts train schedules 26-01-2014 04:19 PM

    Fog descended in several parts of the desert state this morning, affecting vehicular movement and rail traffic, leading to rescheduling of three trains. Three trains were rescheduled and eight trains were running late, a North West Railway spokesperson said. Mount Abu was the coldest place in the state, recording a...
  • Mercury dipped in Rajasthan, Mount Abu coldest at 1 degree Celsius 25-01-2014 06:34 PM

    Fog on Saturday enveloped many parts of Rajasthan where mercury dipped further even as Mount Abu was the coldest place in the desert state recording a minimum temperature of 1 degree Celsius. Mount Abu was the coldest place in the state on Sunday. The mercury plummeted further at the sole...
  • North India continues to shiver, moderate snowfall in Himachal Pradesh 25-01-2014 08:49 AM

    New Delhi: North India continues to shiver with temperatures dipping below normal in most part of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and parts of Punjab. Despite dry weather, the minimum temperature dropped by 9 degrees at Kelong to minus 12.4 degree celsius in Himachal Pradesh while Srinagar in Jammu and...
  • Heavy snowfall in J&K, Jammu-Srinagar highway remains shut 23-01-2014 09:57 AM

    Srinagar: The cold wave has intensified across North India with heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir. The Jammu-Srinagar highwat was shut for second consecutive day on Thursday. While university exams have been postponed, most districts are cut off as power has not been fully restored. Drinking water has also been...
  • Slight respite from cold as rains lash Rajasthan 22-01-2014 05:56 PM

    Rains lashed parts of Rajasthan even as night temperature increased by a few degrees on Wednesday. Kota recorded maximum of 34.8 mm rains till this morning while Chittorgarh, Dabok, Jaipur and Ajmer received 24, 11.4, 10.1 and 2 mm rains respectively, according to Met department in Jaipur. The rains were...
  • Chilly Wednesday for residents as rains, icy winds return 22-01-2014 11:56 AM

    Uttar Pradesh experienced a chilly Wednesday morning led by sporadic rain along with icy winds. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead. The change in weather comes on a day when primary schools in the state capital reopen after a month-long extended winter vacations. According to the Met...
  • Winter storm slams northeastern US with Arctic punch 22-01-2014 07:40 AM

    Washington: A winter storm packing snow and Arctic cold slammed the northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding 3,000 flights, shutting down governments and schools and making travel a potential nightmare for millions. States across the northeast declared emergencies and warned residents not to travel during the fast-moving storm, which packed...
  • Overnight winter rains throw life out of gear, Mount Abu coldest at 3.6 degree Celsius 21-01-2014 05:33 PM

    Overnight rains lashed parts of Rajasthan throwing life out of gear for locals even as Mount Abu recorded the coldest in the state at 3.6 degrees Celsius. Vanasthali recorded maximum of 36.1 mm rains followed by Banswara and Rawatbhata at 34.8 and 18.3 mm respectively, according to Met department in...
  • Mercury dips further as cold waves intensify; Mount Abu coldest at 1.4 deg Celcius 20-01-2014 01:42 PM

    Cold waves and fog intensified further on Monday as mercury plummeted in most parts of Rajasthan with Mount Abu, sole hill station in the state, recording the lowest temperature of 1.4 degrees Celsius. The plain areas of Churu, Bikaner, Pilani and Jaipur were hit by icy winds and the mercury...
  • Schools reopen after weather clears in UP 20-01-2014 11:19 AM

    With the weather clearing up in Uttar Pradesh, schools for classes 6th to 12th reopened in Lucknow on Monday after a long winter vacation. This follows reversal of an earlier order by the district magistrate who had ordered the closure of all schools up to class 12th till Jan 22....